yomp

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Etymology[edit]

1980s British military slang. Unknown origin.

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yomp (plural yomps)

  1. (Royal Marines military slang) A long-distance march carrying full kit.

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yomp (third-person singular simple present yomps, present participle yomping, simple past and past participle yomped)

  1. To make a strenuous long-distance march.
    • 1989, Derek Oakley, The Falklands Military Machine‎, page 155
      Whilst 3 Para and 45 Commando yomped across East Falkland, accompanied by the two Troops of Blues and Royals, 42 Commando were helicoptered forward to Mount Kent and 2 Para to Bluff Cove.
    • 2001, Peter F. Hamilton, "The Suspect Genome", part 2
      She gestured out of the window wall. "Unless it was a real professional who yomped in over the fields, the only way to get here is to drive through the village. And believe me, that's not so easy."
    • 2006, Tim Moore, Travels with My Donkey‎, page 133
      He was French, and spoke in damning terms of the 'contre-la-montre' walkers who yomped in before lunch-time and yomped out again before dawn

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  • (to make a march): trek

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